In 2012, Mark Stempel awoke to the fact that the global economy was ravaging our planet and triggering a Critical Mass of complex, interrelated environmental, economic, social and political crises. Up until that time he had been a successful wealth manager, managing client portfolios for competitive financial returns as well as helping clients to engage in strategic philanthropy. He realized that this approach was insufficient to deal with the social and environmental challenges that we faced and sold his wealth management firm so that he could make himself available to address the social and environmental crises we faced. In 2013, he read a book entitled: ” Impact Investing” and realized that it was possible to serve clients with a blended approach to value, where value is a function of maximizing financial performance together with the pursuit of a defined measure of social impact and environmental promotion. Mark was called to re-establish Encore Wealth Advisors with the mission of helping to address social and environmental challenges with for profit investment.
Mark is a third generation entrepreneur, who has build and sold two businesses. He is a Certified Financial Planner and is enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. He holds a B.A., magna cum laude in Philosophy from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, an M.A. in Psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and is an EMyth Certified Business Coach. Mark is a member of the Financial Planning Association, the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, and the International Coaching Federation. Mark also co-authored a book with Mark Victor Hansen entitled “Create the Business Breakthrough You Want: Secrets and Strategies from the World’s Greatest Mentors.” Ken Blanchard has referred to Mark as “one of the best business minds today”.
Mark holds a third degree black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido. He is a life-long learner who is currently studying Tai Chi and natural horsemanship. He lives in Marin County with his wife and 14-year-old daughter.